Today, Saturday, May 2, Bloody Elbow presents fight coverage of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao airs live on PPV this Saturday, May 2 with a fight time of 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including round by round results and discussion, right here.
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If you don't know anything at all about this fight, then I honestly don't know where you have even been this past week. Mayweather and Pacquiao have been the talk of the town in the lead up to this fight, and for good reason. For seven long years the two best fighters of the modern era have circled each other, threatening to fight, but never quite getting there. Tonight, it finally happens. Anticipation is high to say the least.
Before Pacquiao vs. Mayweather, the PPV card will feature two undercard fights worth your time. Opening the show is superb technician Vasyl Lomachenko, one of the greatest amateurs in the history of boxing who is still in the early stages of an already impressive pro career. He takes on Gamalier Rodriguez. After that, the highly entertaining Leo Santa Cruz takes the ring against the horribly outmatched Jose Cayetano. That one will be a fun display by Santa Cruz, but not competitive.
Join us here at Bloody Elbow for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday, May 2.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MANNY PACQUIAO ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS:
Round 1 - Both men pawing with jabs. Floyd connects with his right. Pac coming up short on body shots. Floyd with the lead right. Manny not pressing at all. A lot of feinting. Pac lands a bit low, no one cared. Floyd with a hard counter right. Manny snuck in a fast straight right on an evading Floyd. Pac cornered him but Floyd tied up. 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 2 - Pac jumping in at Floyd. He's pressing Floyd back early and Floyd is tying up. Snappy right hook for Floyd. Floyd with a straight right as Manny came in. Manny backed him up with a double jab and threw a combination. Again, Floyd tied up. Another straight right from Floyd. Pac scores with a left, his best punch so far. Manny was more active, but still 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 3 - Lead right for Floyd. And again. Pac lunged in and missed. Hard shot below the belt, ref lets it continue. Manny looks dismayed. Manny with some body shots inside. Manny just missed with a wild left hook. Manny got him into the corner, and gets held again. Floyd with his hands down, even in the corner. Jab from Mayweather. Floyd gets Manny in a headlock, the crowd disapproves. Straight right to the body for Floyd. Pac scored with a right, Floyd answered it at the bell. 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 4 - Straight right to the head and body for Mayweather. Manny with a nice combo on a ducking Floyd. And another, this time in the corner. Floyd's not matching his usual output so far. Throwing jabs but missing. Manny opened up with by far his biggest combo, getting through with a right that may have stunned Floyd! Hard right from Manny! All Pacquiao. Floyd just missed with a right, then scored with it. Manny responded with a left. Body shot from Pac. Short right hook from Pac. 10-9 Pacquiao.
Round 5 - Floyd with a beautiful counter left on a charging Manny. Straight right for Floyd. Triple jab from Floyd, and a hard right follows it up. Another beautiful counter from Floyd, this time a right. Another headlock. Mayweather deftly evading Manny. Manny didn't do much of anything. 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 6 - Floyd with a straight left and a right. Floyd blocks two winging lefts, but a straight left connects for Manny. Floyd yapping at Manny for a perceived rabbit punch when they were tied up. Body shot for Manny. Pac with a left and he he batters Floyd against the ropes. Floyd covers up and just shakes his head at Pac. He comes right back with a hard straight right to the head, and then to the body. Manny just missed with a left hook. More body work from Floyd. 10-9 Pacquiao.
Round 7 - Hard step-in right from Floyd partially blocked. Mayweather pumping the jab. Pac returns the favor. Straight right from Floyd. Mayweather doing a better job of staying off the rops and scoring with his jab. Pacquiao with a hard left that backed Floyd up. Floyd with a deft counter as Manny charged in. 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 8 - Constant stream of jabs from Floyd. Over-the-top left from Pacquiao, and then a jab. Hard body shot from Manny. Straight right from Floyd. Hard counter right from Floyd. Manny backed Floyd into the corner, but he circled away. Double left hook scored from Floyd. Pac missing with the jab. Late flurry from Pac. 10-9 Mayweather, but close.
Round 9 - Hard left connects for Manny, Floyd misses with his left. Floyd ties up in the corner. Nice lead left for both men. Manny's not pressing, and Floyd's landing. Pac with a winging left that partially connected. Both men score. Straight right for Floyd, as usual. Hard shot from Pac backs Mayweather against the ropes. As Manny came in, he got clipped with a right. Close-ish round, but 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 10 - Slow start. Pac scores with a hard body shot. Pacquiao cornered Mayweather but couldn't do much with it. Manny walked into a straight right. Pac with a combo ended by a straight left. Body shot for Manny. Floyd didn't do much at all. 10-9 Pacquiao.
Round 11 - Mayweather comes out and immediately scores with a very hard right. Winging combo from Floyd, he gets warned for stepping on Manny's feet. Another hard shot by Floyd. Manny with a lead left. Body/head for Manny. Floyd effectively circling away for a while, before getting cornered. Manny missed with everything, but Floyd caught him twice with counters. Left hook and check hook score for Floyd. Floyd opening up a bit and winging a lot more than he normally would. 10-9 Mayweather.
Round 12 - They hug to start the final round. Manny needs a knockout probably, but he's not pressing early. Floyd pumping the jab, not taking any chances. Manny connects with a straight left. Floyd with his own left, and a nice right hook. Pacquiao tried to corner Floyd but he was easily circling out. Jab. Manny's charging now. Floyd backing up but scoring. Manny with a glancing left. Floyd running with his gloves in the air in the last 10 seconds. 10-9 Pacquiao, but 116-112 for Floyd Mayweather on my card.
Floyd Mayweather defeats Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision (118-110, 116-112, 116-112)
Leo Santa Cruz defeated Jose Cayetano by unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90)
Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Gamalier Rodriguez via TKO, :50 of round 9